News: In June 1557 Edmund Allin, his wife and five others were burnt at the stake, where Drakes pub now stands in Fairmeadow, Maidstone, for refusing to accept Catholicism.
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Posted by: Sylvaticus
« on: June 13, 2011, 23:27:10 »

While we have the map just above, I'd like to pinpoint the location of "The Hut", at least the one I knew as such. The Settle Speakman Office is clearly marked on the corner of Rushenden Road and Main Road, opposite the castle site. Immediately behind that was a long black wooden hut extending a short way down Rushenden Road. This was used for British Legion meetings and perhaps other organizations too. Can't remember how long it remained there after 1945. This is possibly "The Hut" referred to elsewhere on this forum in connection with Dr Penney's ARP duties in 1940.

Also visible on the map is a longish building at the bottom of Stanley Avenue, this was the rifle club (small bore). The Home Guard had it for the first years of WW2, my grandfather had a big wooden box with a machine gun in it. The club house was wrecked when a parachute mine exploded about 50 yards south of Stanley Avenue.
Posted by: Sentinel S4
« on: June 13, 2011, 19:24:37 »

This is good stuff CDP. Please may we have some more? Interesting that the basic rail system still exists as one of the last major private works railways in the UK. Sentinel S4.
Posted by: CDP
« on: June 13, 2011, 18:59:12 »

Posted by: CDP
« on: June 13, 2011, 18:49:41 »

Settle Speakman & Co.Ltd.. Queenborough ,Kent.1907 to1957
Posted by: CDP
« on: June 12, 2011, 14:15:52 »

1907 to 1957 A 50 Year  Booklet
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